Reduce Injury Occurrence With Core Strength

by glenn on June 23, 2011

Are you prone to injury?  Do you often have lower back pain? Having a strong chest, back and legs is not enough. Like many others, you may be missing your core strengthening exercises. Core strength is the key to a strong, healthy, balanced body. A Manhattan Personal Trainer can help you achieve this and be all you are meant to be.


When most people think of their core, they think abs. However, there is much more to it than that. A strong core includes your abs, back, pelvic, and hip muscles which provide critical stability for your body when you are riding on the A train, carrying your children, or hauling groceries from Gristede’s. While it is true, that strong abdominals can reduce pressure on your lower back, you need your abs, back, pelvic and hip muscles working together in harmony for the core strength to truly reduce injuries that can occur your daily life.


Many people make the mistake of overemphasizing one of these muscle groups over the others. Six pack abs look great. They are the ultimate goal of many people and lead many to believe they not only look good but also have core strength. But you can have lean six-pack abdominals and still be easily injured because of weakness elsewhere that could throw your body out of balance. A Manhattan personal trainer will develop the perfect core-strengthening program so that your body works in balance, reducing injuries whether you are running the New York City Marathon or just doing a loop around the reservoir.


How will you achieve the core strength to reduce the injuries that can knock you off track? Do not relegate your core exercises to the last five minutes of your workout. You have to make the promise of good core health to yourself and then put in the energy and work to get there. The best way to do this is with a plan developed especially for your body and your needs. Your personalized plan for core strength and reduced injuries can be a combination of activities you are familiar with, like Pilates and yoga, and less familiar moves and exercises that a personal trainer Manhattan will teach you.


It is strongly advised that before starting any fitness program, be sure to speak to your primary care physician first. It may be best to start with an annual physical, so one has a baseline for one╒s health, as well as possibly heading off any underlying problems that could derail progress.


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